Death of Salvador Dali, Spanish surrealist artist
Swedish tennis player Björn Borg announced his retirement at the age of 26, having won five consecutive Wimbledon championships.
Sweden became the first nation to ban aerosol sprays because of the damage they cause to the Earth’s ozone layer.
The White Star Liner RMS Nantucket sank off the coast of Nantucket. Over 1,500 people were saved thanks to Marconis new wireless telegraph, which was used to call for assistance
Death of Gustave Doré, French artist, illustrator and engraver .
Opening of the Royal Exchange in London, founded by Sir Thomas Gresham – this building destroyed in Great Fire of London 1666